Artisanal Imports is an importer of specialty beers from England, Germany, Belgium and beyond. Our portfolio of fine ales and lagers is broad and represents a wide range of beer styles, but it is not our mission to collect every small brewery across Europe. We believe in working in full partnership with our breweries and are careful to select beers that are high quality and interesting but that do not overlap one to the next.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for information on our beers but remember that we sell only to distributors and cannot ship to individuals. Chances are we can find a retailer near you, so reach out to us if you are looking for any of our fine beers.
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Artisanal Imports, Inc.
Brothers Tiago and Jose Felipe Carneiro started early, brewing alongside their father as teenagers. They are a passionate duo, with ideas and techniques far off the beaten path. Their brewery is located in the city of Belô Horizonte and was the first in the country to feature a tasting room. It is this city that gives their beers their brand: Belô. Translated as “beautiful, fine, handsome or lovely”, we think that all of these terms describe the elegant beers of Wäls.
In the past few years, Wäls has become one of the most respected breweries in the world, their influence being felt outside of Brazil. Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery collaborated on a beer with them, joining the Brothers Carneiro in the sugar cane fields to harvest and refine sugar for the first sugar cane beer. At the prestigious Mondial de la Bière competition in Montréal, Quebec, Wäls was awarded an unprecedented 5 medals, including Platinum for their Brazilian Imperial Stout Belô Petroleum.